I am currently doing doctoral research at the School of Information, Systems and Modelling at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). My research domain is “Smart Management of the Energy Imbalance of supply, demand and storage of clean energy generation by considering intermittent weather analytics and individualized social decisions.”
I offer a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and more than 8 years’ experience enabling me to transition seamlessly between academic teaching, R&D, people management and leadership to commercial environments for initiating, executing and maintaining sophisticated industrial projects.
In 2015 I have completed ME – Master of Engineering Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in Computer Control Engineering. Prior to that I have received B.E. – Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering (Pakistan) in 2009.
Before joining Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS, I have been part of a start-up company named CricDoc, Australia as Technical Trainer where I have been engaged in identifying, developing and maintaining research synergies among startup ventures, STEM graduates, academicians and industrial research partners. I have supported the end-to-end product development and training process for various non-invasive, cost-effective sports technologies: from developing concepts based on user needs and product requirements; to completing cost and feasibility assessments, prototyping, and lab testing; and to commissioning and verification activities.
After my honours degree I joined Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan as an Electronics Engineer (Automation & Instrumentation), where, I was responsible for Calibration, Testing, installation and commissioning of computer, communication and control systems, and ensuring proper control and protection methods. Also, I was Responsible for coordination, timely development, production functioning and smooth implementation of Automation Systems and was responsible for complying with all QA/QC standards as applicable to the company systems, policies, procedures, and documents in order to deliver the expected quality of work.
I was Visiting Lecturer since 2009 at the University of Sindh, which is one of the largest public sector Universities in Pakistan. I have designed, developed and published laboratory manuals in many subjects such as electrical, electronics, telecommunication, robotics, information systems and energy systems, as well as implemented and provided trainings on learning management systems. I was involved in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student projects covering a range of electrical/electronic engineering topics, while also facilitating lectures, tutorials, and practical lab classes. Further, I have provided technical support and consultancy to Lab Engineers for maintaining and managing instruments and equipment in relevant laboratories and have delivered training programs and workshops for Junior Engineers in process industries. Also, I have served as a Coordinator for Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at the University of Sindh. Moreover, I have prepared and delivered course material for learners ensuring their availability on virtual learning environment and also participated in curriculum design & development in accordance with modern industrial trends.
- Master of Engineering Studies (MES) in Computer Control Engineering University of Technology, Sydney (2014)
- Graduate Certificate (GradCertElecEng) in Electronic Engineering Latrobe University, Melbourne (2013)
- Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Telecommunication & Control Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan (2010)
- Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (BEEng) Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan (2008)
- Energy Efficiency and Optimisation
- Control and Instrumentation Systems
- Building Automation Systems
- Data Analytics, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
- Sensors & Internet of Things
- Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering
- Blockchain Technology
I have taught many undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in the field of Electrical/Electronics, Telecommunication, Information Technology and Systems, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Industrial Management and Software Engineering.
- , Altaf Mazhar Soomro, Hima Zafar (2017).
“A Minimizing Path Loss in Medical Wireless Sensors in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks” Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Volume 10(32),
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"Renewable Energy Sector in overcoming Energy Crisis." Engineering Science and Technology International Research Journal (ESTIRJ), Volume 1, Number 3,
- Rahat Ali Khan, Altaf Mizar Soomro, Shakeel Ahmed Shah, Mazhar Ali, Sadam Hussain (2017)
“A Low-cost Arduino-based smart obstacle sensing cane for visually impaired people.” Journal of Software Engineering & Intelligent Systems, Volume 2, Issue 2
- Sunder Ali Khowaja. Kamran Dahri, Muhammad Aslam Kumbhar, Altaf Mazhar Soomro,
“Facial expression recognition using two-tier classification and its application to smart home automation systems. ”
2009 - Designed and worked on the project “Automation & Implementation of Effluent Wastewater Treatment Plant Using PLC.” as a Project Engineer (Electronics Engineer) at Pharmaceutical Industry (Pakistan).
2010 - Designed and worked on the project “Design of Temperature monitoring system based on PLC.” as a Project Engineer (Electronics Engineer) at Pharmaceutical Industry (Pakistan).
2011 - Designed and worked on the project “Remote Monitoring and Control System for DC Motor using Zigbee Protocol” as a Project Engineer (Electronics Engineer) at Pharmaceutical Industry (Pakistan).
Advanced: MS Office and MS Visio, PSpice Simulink, LabVIEW, MATLAB, MULTISIM, WinCC SCADA, Vijeo Citect 7.2 SCADA, Siemens PLC Software, C Programming
Intermediate: AutoCAD, Mentor Graphics FGPA, Blackboard Learn, Assembly, C++, C# & Python, Google Docs, End Note, SPSS